The Best Laptop Deals of 2020

All the best laptop deals available this week

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The best laptop deals can be hard to find during the ongoing shortage, but fear not, dear reader. Our team of dedicated tech experts (*cough* nerds *cough*) has scoured every corner of the internet for all the hottest dealz, and we've got the permanent psychic damage to prove it.

So which of the best laptop deals is right for you? It depends first and foremost on your use case, and what hardware you'll need. Want a portable gaming machine to stay ahead of the PS5 and Xbox Series X curve? You'll need a capable GPU, and an SSD to achieve those much vaunted, lightning quick boots and loads. If you're looking for a multitasking work machine, on the other hand, a potent CPU and plenty of RAM are more important. Ideally, of course, the perfect machine will provide an optimal balance of components, but when you're on a budget it helps to know what to prioritize.

Regardless of your needs, we've sorted out the best laptop deals happening this week, from Apple, Leonovo, ASUS, and more. You can also bop on over to our Best Buy TV Sales and Best iPhone Deals pages to find more of the latest and greatest sales happening right now.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Save $1,249)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
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An absolutely ridiculous deal on a fantastic machine, Lenovo's versatile ThinkPad X1 Carbon is currently $860 off MSRP (a big winner from Lenovo's back to school Doorbusters promotion). Packing a capable 8th Gen Core-i5 8265U and a speedy SSD, this super thin, lightweight laptop is ready to crush all the productivity tasks you throw at it without clogging up your messenger bag.

It's also stylish as hell, with a crisp FHD display and a maximum battery life of nearly 20 hours. The X1 Carbon isn't all looks though, it's one of the most durable laptops in Lenovo's portfolio as well, "tested against 12 military-grade requirements and more than 200 quality checks to ensure it runs in extreme conditions." Make sure you enter promo code THINKDEAL at checkout for maximum savings. Verify that you're a teacher or a student and you can also save an additional 5% on top of this discount.

New 16-inch Apple MacBook Pro (Save $300)

Apple MacBook Pro (16")
Courtesy of Amazon.

If you're committed to Apple's walled garden and their signature design aesthetics and production quality, now's a great time to upgrade to their latest MacBook Pro. Even if you're not a massive Apple enthusiast, getting $300 off a powerful, sleek, gorgeous laptop (which rarely sees discounts) is a pretty tasty offer.

The latest, 16-inch iteration of the MacBook Pro packs a 9th Gen Core i7 processor from Intel and AMD's Radeon Pro 5300M chip powering a crisp 3072x1920 Retina display. The latest Pro is a beautiful fusion of elegant industrial design with the horsepower you need for virtually any productivity or gaming task you throw at this machine, and shaving a few hundred bucks off the price is the perfect icing.

Dell Chromebook 3100 (Save $100)

Dell Chromebook 3100
Courtesy of Dell 

If you're looking for the best cheap laptop deal, this Chromebook 3100 at Dell is definitely in the running. Already a great value, knocking $100 off the top to bring the price all the way down to $249 makes this a perfect machine for college students, commuters, or anyone with a limited budget.

Just because it's a cheap laptop doesn't mean it's underpowered, though. It packs some fairly impressive hardware for this price range, with an Intel Celeron N4020 and an 11.6-inch HD display. It's a great option for kids, as well, designed to be durable and with a spill-proof keyboard that'll withstands up to 12 ounces of liquid. It's even got reinforced brackets on the ports so they won't loosen up or rock out of place regardless of how often you're plugging and unplugging.

New Microsoft Surface Pro 7 (Save $200)

Microsoft Surface Pro 7
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Microsoft's flagship play in the tablet/laptop hybrid space is hugely popular for a reason. While it may not be the most innovative iteration of the Surface, the Surface Pro 7 is a beautiful fusion of power (with a 10th Gen Intel processor, up to 16GB of RAM, and up to a 1TB SSD) and design.

The main selling point is the Pro 7's flexibility and versatility. Want a generous sized, incredibly powerful tablet to slip into your bag/backpack? Or do you prefer a touchscreen laptop with dedicated peripherals? In either configuration, the Surface Pro 7 is one of the lightest and thinnest models of its class and is currently up to $200 off at the Microsoft Store.

ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 (Save $200)

ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14
 Courtesy of Best Buy

Another week, another tasty deal from the ancient and honorable Republic of Gamers. The romantically named Zephyrus G14 (on our list of the best gaming laptops) is $200 off over at Best Buy, and at $900 this laptop is a steal. It's got a very capable 3rd Gen Ryzen 7 chip and a dedicated GTX 1650 to push reasonable FPS in games. It's also packing a nice 512GB SSD under the hood, a very welcome addition to a package that for less than $1,000 looks very appealing.

The 14-inch screen is the perfect compromise between size and portability, that rare midpoint between the 13" and 15" models that make up the bulk of the modern laptop market. It's got the expected FHD LED screen, natch, but that screen delivers a blistering 120hz refresh rate. Plus, the G14 weighs less than four pounds and is only .7" thick, a featherweight amongst similarly sized machines.